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What to Expect When You're Expecting

Expect a lot of silliness
What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintentional urination, and any other bodily functions that can be "milked" for a laugh.
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 17, 2012

Review: Footloose

Footloose gets a facelift
The original Footloose (1984) came at the dawn of the MTV era; its remake is driven by today's dance competitions.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 12, 2011

Review: Soul Surfer

Cheese instead of heart
What are Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Craig T. Nelson doing in this movie?
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  April 07, 2011

Review: Legion

God is fed up with all the bullshit
What are angel wings made of? Why, bulletproof titanium with razor-sharp tips to slice open the entrails of sinners.
By ZAK JASON  |  January 27, 2010

Lite at the end of the tunnel?

Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 04, 2010

Review: Pandorum

When did space travel become so unpleasant?
I miss the days when you could cross the galaxy in comfort on the bridge of the Enterprise .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2009

Review: GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

 If only they'd brought Mr. Potato Head into the mix.
In the hands of director Stephen Sommers, who did better with the Mummy series, Joe looks like a cheap video game brightened by good actors.
By TOM MEEK  |  August 13, 2009

Putting up W’s

Screen depictions beat around the Bush
How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008

Crossword: ''You're out!''

Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
Dropped from the world of sports and games in 2008.
By MATT JONES  |  October 15, 2008

The Express

Football bio-pic offers a reflection on our not-so-proud past
Ernie Davis may be the greatest running back never to play in the NFL.  
By TOM MEEK  |  October 09, 2008

Crossword: ''A little bit of everything''

More random words in a mesh
More random words in a mesh
By MATT JONES  |  July 09, 2008

Smart People

As expected, smart supporting characters
Stories about addled, self-absorbed middle-aged male professors whose lives are falling apart and — worse yet — who can’t get published don’t mean much to the rest of us.
By MARK BAZER  |  April 09, 2008

Vantage Point

Unintentional laughs
Vantage Point neither resolves its own mysteries nor says much about the Rashomon effect it’s trying to emulate.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2008

Primary concerns

2008 releases offer campaign reform
The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007

Zealots seem to eliminate homosexuality in the womb

Early orientation
The same gang that for decades has warred against any invasion of the womb in which a developing fetus resides now hopes to put a fetus on a sure road to heterosexuality.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 04, 2007

Off with their heads

Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 20, 2006

Oliver's army

History gets Stoned
While he refers to himself as a “dramatist” rather than a historian, Stone has positioned himself as Hollywood’s gatekeeper to America’s post-war past. Feel-good movie of the summer: Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center. By Peter Keough Off-Center: Oliver Stone's trite take on 9/11. By Peter Keough
By PAUL BABIN  |  August 09, 2006

Pie-eyed optimists

American Dreamz needs more nightmare
We’ve come a long way from Dr. Strangelove when softballs like Thank You for Smoking and V for Vendetta pose as political satire.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006

Seasonal adjustment

Hollywood springs back
After weeks of tormenting audiences with gems like Failure To Launch and The Shaggy Dog , Hollywood seems ready to shake off the Oscar doldrums and unveil its spring collection.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 07, 2006

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